Italy (2016, 23 minutes)
Our Silk Road adventure concludes in Italy, a lush and diverse peninsula whose maritime position made it a wealthy gateway for trade between East and West. We explore Venice, the historic port of merchants and explorers that is now harnessing modern technology to hold back the waters. We journey north to Lake Como to discover the region's enduring silk industry, prolific in the 19th century and still favored by top fashion houses today. Envious of our cross-continental journey? Live it vicariously through a list of the Silk Road's most inspiring Instagram accounts -- perhaps you'll book an adventure of your own.